Elizabeth Childs decided to say:
> It's my understanding that no genetic link has ever been found for
> criminal behavior;
Only about 15 times by now. Adrian Raine has an approachable but impeccable account.
The Psychopathology Of Crime; Criminal Behavior As A Clinical Disorder, by Raine, Adrian, binding: trade, published: 06/1997, ISBN
David Lykken has useful things to say also The Antisocial Personalities, by Lykken, David T., binding: trade, published: 02/1995, ISBN: 0805819746.
> indeed, if there were, Australia wouldn't be one of the
> most law abiding nations in the world.
>(Please correct me if I've missed
> There is, however, an established correlation between corporal punishment
> of children and later criminal behavior.
Gee- I wonder children with anti-social personality disorder (the single most valid predictor of latter criminal activity) might actually elicit more punishment from adults surrounding the mayhem they create? There are also real data on this question.
William McDougall, 1927, Character and the Conduct of Life. London : Methuen.